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Board of Education approves proposal for Dell Latitude devices in 5-2 vote on April 30

Board of Education approves proposal for Dell Latitude devices in 5-2 vote on April 30

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2018


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After much debate, The Board of Education approved the proposal for Dell Latitude devices in a 5-2 vote on April 30. Greg Schwartz and Lance Bickle were the two board members who opposed the implementation of the devices. The biggest concern for Bickle was the cost of the Dell devices. He felt that...

Indian Grounds raises money for Options organization

Indian Grounds raises money for Options organization

Lizzy Lee, Cartoonist/Staff Reporter

April 30, 2018


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On April 24, Indian Grounds took donations and tips for Options, the local domestic and sexual violence services organization. Taking tips from students, they raised over $232. Instructor Michelle Thacker is the supervisor of Helping Hands, and the Indian Grounds coffee shop. “I’m thrilled...

Local Special Olympics hosts practices for students every week

Local Special Olympics hosts practices for students every week

Allison Brooks, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2018


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The local Special Olympics branch participates in seven different sports and attends around 14 tournaments per year. There are about two tournaments for each sport every year. One tournament is held in town each year and that is a basketball tournament in March. The head of the local Special Olympics...

Students become national champions for Xcel cheer

Students become national champions for Xcel cheer

Madison Weber, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2018


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Recently some students that are a part of the Xcel Cheer Team including freshmen Audrey Rymer, Franklin Owens, Madison Davis and sophomore Shayla Meredith, qualified for U.S finals. Finals took place on April 21. Xcel Cheer has two teams, a junior team and a senior team. “Our team name for th...

Looking back 10, 20, 50 years ago

Looking back 10, 20, 50 years ago

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2018


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The Guidon staff has decided to include a monthly feature in which it will look through past editions of the newspaper to see the new events that were being reported ten, 20 and 50 years ago during each particular month. Ten Years Ago April 2008 Students speak about voting for the first time and poli...

Newspaper, website earns top state award

Newspaper, website earns top state award

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2018


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Newspaper students were recognized for their collective effort when it was recently announced that the 2017-18 Guidon print edition and the Guidon Online were both awarded All-Kansas. All-Kansas is the top state award presented to student newspapers, websites and yearbooks. Yearbook awards are typically...

Future Farmers of America put on Spring Flower Sale to raise money for program

Future Farmers of America put on Spring Flower Sale to raise money for program

Kayli Potter, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2018


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The Future Farmers of America (FFA) class instructed by Curt Vajnar will be selling a wide variety of plants at 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. on April 27 and at 9 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. on April 28 in the Hays High Greenhouse located in the E-Building. Their first day of sales was on April 25. "We did...

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame” receives 11 Jester nominations

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame” receives 11 Jester nominations

Dawson Rooney, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018


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The 17th Annual Jester Awards held by Music Theatre Wichita will take place on Sunday, May 6. The program is an awards ceremony designed to recognized outstanding performances in high school musical theatre. The awards ceremony will take place at the Century II Performing Arts Center this year and will...

KMEA competition participants receive ratings for performances

KMEA competition participants receive ratings for performances

Allison Hillebrand, Staff Reporter

April 21, 2018


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Students taking music classes were given the option to participate in the KMEA regional solo and ensemble competition. Freshman Calista Isbell has participated in the event for the last three years, and received a I on her vocal solo. “I am glad that I received a I, and very surprised too,”...

Music sweeps state Large Group contest with 12 one ratings

Music sweeps state Large Group contest with 12 one ratings

April 20, 2018


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Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Band and Orchestra all received a one at state Large Group contest on Thursday, April 19. Not only that, but all four music groups received that ranking from all three of the judges that critiqued the groups. At Large Group, three judges each individually score the...

Online platforms offer students opportunities to read and write

Online platforms offer students opportunities to read and write

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


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With the advances in technology, students now have the opportunity to write and read original stories on online platforms instead of being limited to the classic book. Writers from all over the world can write and share their stories with a large audience. Websites like Wattpad and Quotev are popu...

Senior Tay Otte leads Concert Choir in dance

Senior Tay Otte leads Concert Choir in dance

Dawson Rooney, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018


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In the first few days after spring break, senior Tay Otte began teaching concert choir a dance for one of the songs they will be performing at contest. The song, called "Balleilakka", originates from India, specifically the Tamil film Sivalji. Tamil is the language of the Southern Indian province of Tamil...

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